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10 facts on adolescent health

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Mental health

At least 20% of young people will experience some form of mental illness - such as depression, mood disturbances, substance abuse, suicidal behaviours or eating disorders. Promoting mental health, and responding to problems if they arise requires a range of adolescent-friendly health care and counselling services in communities.

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